By: Shih Hsiu-chuan and Evelyn Kao
Honiara, Sept. 11 (CNA) Taiwan has been an exceptional partner to the Solomon Islands, and theUnited States supports the continuation of diplomatic relations between the two countries, the American ambassador to the Solomon Islands said Wednesday.
In an interview with CNA, Catherine Ebert-Gray, the U.S. Ambassador to Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, talked about the issue of the Solomon Islands' considering a shift in diplomatic ties from Taiwan to China.
Ebert-Gray said that in meeting with Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare on Tuesday, she expressed the view that there would be challenges ahead if his country switched diplomatic recognition.
"And of course we enforce our support for the good relationship with Taiwan," Ebert-Gray said she told Sogavare during the meeting. [FULL STORY]